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Sport England will enjoy Thiago - Guardiola explains why he was not in for Liverpool-bound star

19:30  18 september  2020
19:30  18 september  2020 Source:   goal.com

A reunion with Pep Guardiola was 'never on the cards' for Thiago

  A reunion with Pep Guardiola was 'never on the cards' for Thiago The Spanish coach brought Thiago to Bayern Munich from Barcelona in 2013 after working together at the La Liga club. But according to reports a reunion was 'never on the cards'.The Spanish coach brought Thiago to Bayern Munich from Barcelona in 2013 after working together at the La Liga club.

Thiago broke into Barcelona's first team during Guardiola 's time in charge at Camp Nou and the Catalan tactician made him the flagship signing for his first season at Bayern in 2013-14. Nevertheless, the Spain playmaker is now on the brink of joining Liverpool and bolstering Jurgen Klopp's bid for

Manchester City's multiple central midfield options persuaded Pep Guardiola not to try and sign Liverpool - bound playmaker Thiago Alcantara. Thiago broke into Barcelona's first team during Guardiola 's time in charge at Camp Nou and the Catalan tactician made him the flagship signing for

a man holding a football ball: Thaigo Alcantara is on the brink of joining Liverpool © Bongarts Thaigo Alcantara is on the brink of joining Liverpool

Pep Guardiola had no interest in signing Thiago Alcantara from Bayern Munich because he believes Manchester City are well enough stocked in central midfield.

Thiago broke into Barcelona's first team during Guardiola's time in charge at Camp Nou and the Catalan tactician made him the flagship signing for his first season at Bayern in 2013-14.

Nevertheless, the Spain playmaker is now on the brink of joining Liverpool and bolstering Jurgen Klopp's bid for back-to-back league titles at Anfield.

Premier League: Penalty in debt, history made: Thiagos turbulent Liverpool debut

 Premier League: Penalty in debt, history made: Thiagos turbulent Liverpool debut Thiago made a turbulent debut for Liverpool in a 2-0 win against Chelsea. The 29-year-old midfielder owed a penalty - and made history. © Provided by SPOX In the 2-0 win against Chelsea, Thiago made a turbulent debut for Liverpool. The 29-year-old midfielder owed a penalty - and made history. Jürgen Klopp laughed when he was asked before the game against Chelsea whether he had considered Thiago starting the game.

Pep Guardiola is happy to see one of his former players joining the Premier League. Thiago Alcantara completed his transfer to Liverpool on Friday in a One of the players Guardiola is referring to is Phil Foden. The young midfielder has a massive potential but was were banished from England ’s squad

“But so far he ’s trained well, he ’s been focused, so hopefully that process will just go on and, of course, we know it’s something that will go on in the legal department over there.” England will enjoy Thiago - Guardiola explains why he was not in for Liverpool - bound star .

Speaking ahead of City's season opener at Wolves on Monday, Guardiola told reporters that even the departure of club great David Silva at the end of last season - a man with similar qualities to Thiago when it comes to dictating the tempo of the play and operating shrewdly in tight spaces - did not make him feel the need for reinforcements.

"We have in this position enough players and normally we have to move the players when we need someone in that position," said Guardiola, whose club were linked with a sensational swoop for Lionel Messi before the six-time Ballon d'Or winner announced he would remain at Barcelona. "We have enough players in this position."

The likes of Phil Foden, Bernardo Silva and Ilkay Gundogan will be among those vying for places alongside Kevin De Bruyne in City's creative department, although Guardiola acknowledges Thiago is likely to thrive for their title rivals.

OLIVER HOLT: Thiago and Jota signings game-changers for Jurgen Klopp

  OLIVER HOLT: Thiago and Jota signings game-changers for Jurgen Klopp OLIVER HOLT: In the wake of Liverpool's signing of Thiago this week and Friday night's confirmation they have also sealed the purchase of Diogo Jota from Wolves, the tide of opinion has swung.It is going to be a two-horse race and when Liverpool began the season without adding a major signing to their roster with a shaky win in the classic against Leeds, it felt as if inaction might cost them. Any side, no matter how good, needs fresh momentum and renewed competition within the squad. It needs to evolve and to progress and to thwart any hint of complacency. The addition of Thiago, in particular, ticks those boxes.

He becomes the Reds' second signing of the summer, following the arrival of Kostas Tsimikas from Olympiacos, and brings to an end months of speculation about his future. England will enjoy Thiago - Guardiola explains why he was not in for Liverpool - bound star . Stats Perform News.

Pep Guardiola said Friday that only Lionel Messi knows if a move to Manchester City is a possibility next year after the Argentine reluctantly decided to stay at Barcelona this Yahoo Finance Video. England will enjoy Thiago - Guardiola explains why he was not in for Liverpool - bound star .

"I'm happy to see him in England, England is going to enjoy a really good player," he said.

The hope that City youth product Foden can make another significant step forward this season was compromised by the 20-year-old's widely discussed antics on international duty with England earlier this month.

Foden and Manchester United teenager Mason Greenwood were banished from Gareth Southgate's squad, having broken coronavirus protocols by entertaining women at the team hotel in the aftermath of making their international debuts in a 1-0 win over Iceland.

"In the time I saw him, these three or four days we were together, he's well" Guardiola said. "He knows he made a mistake and that's all."

Foden excelled in the wide attacking positions for City after lockdown last season but Guardiola confirmed he will be considered as an option in a central role so familiar to the likes of Silva and Thiago.

Thiago refuses to touch 'This is Anfield' sign until he wins trophies

  Thiago refuses to touch 'This is Anfield' sign until he wins trophies The £25million signing is well versed on the history and tradition of the club. He spoke of an appreciation for the fact that he has to earn the right to touch the famous sign.The £25million signing from Bayern Munich was followed by a camera crew on his first day at Anfield when he was unveiled.

Signing Thiago will only enhance this dimension of Liverpool 's system. Klopp is even more wary this season of teams sitting deep and focusing on defence Thiago is not as young as a typical Liverpool signing but still offers tremendous value. Pep Guardiola bought Thiago to Bavaria when he took over

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"He can play in that midfield position, or striker, or winger," the City boss added. "He can play up front without a problem."


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